Liu Chijun

Tell us about yourself.

Liu Chijun, born in 1980. In 1999, he entered Zibo Jinggong Art Liuli Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to learn the process of blowing glaze with his father. During the period, I learned various crafts of handmade glaze. In 2013, he entered Shanghai Yike Glass Art Studio to study and create glass art. During this period, he cooperated with many international glass artists. In 2015, he entered the Xiye workshop to engage in in-depth development and research in glass blowing and other aspects. In November 2018, he was awarded the title of Shandong Arts and Crafts Master.

What draws you to the material you work with?

玻璃可以让我在创作从无到有的过程中,带给我其妙的感觉。可以让我完全沉浸在创作过程中,不用理会那些杂乱的其他。我很享受那个过程。
Glass enables the accomplishing feeling from creating something out of nothing. I enjoy fully emerging myself in the process of glass, which frees my mind of clusters.

What themes do you pursue in your work, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work?

我在吹玻璃时更倾向于热塑。还有更加新鲜的想法和工艺结合。
I prefer hot sculpting and incorporate new ideas with techniques.

What is your dream project?

在中国拥有一间在全球拥有知名度的自己的玻璃工作室。
To own a world-renown glass studio in China

Why are you a member of GAS?

因为在我看来,GAS是全球玻璃的灯塔。我需要他来指引我这艘小船,行驶在玻璃的海洋中找到自己的航向。
To me, GAS is the light house for the international glass (community). I need them (GAS) to guide me, a little boat, to find the right direction in a sea of glass.

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